Drea Petersen, MD

My Specialties:

Pediatric Genetics-Metabolism, Board-certified, Board-eligible, Fellowship Trained

My Areas of Focus:

Pediatric Cancers, Autism, Developmental Delays, Neuromuscular Disorders, Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate, Hearing Loss


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

About Me:

Drea Petersen, M.D., is a clinical geneticist and pediatrician. Dr. Petersen believes in comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and multidisciplinary, family-centered approaches to care for patients with suspected and diagnosed genetic conditions. She is committed to expanding access for patients and families from prenatal through adulthood. She is the director for the Legacy/Randall Childrens Neurofibromatosis and Rasopathy clinic, a member of the multi-disciplinary craniofacial/cleft team, cancer genetics team and Hearing and Communication clinic team. She is involved in clinical trials and therapeutics including IV and/or intrathecal enzyme replacement therapy for storage disorders, and bisphosphonates for osteogenesis imperfect (OI), neurofibromatosis and other genetic conditions. Born in Seattle but raised oversees in Bahrain, Dr. Petersen is thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest, which she enjoys exploring in her free time with her husband and two kids.

Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Post-Baccalaureate pre-medical program: Bryn Mawr College
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
Undergraduate: New York University
Year I Started Practice: 2012
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Publication: European Jouranl of Medical Genetics, JAMA Oncology,

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